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The All New Three Flavors for Meat Lovers from PHD

Tidak cukup dengan Meat Lovers yang selama ini menjadi primadona penggemarnya, PHD kini memperkenalkan variasi Meat Lovers dengan tiga jenis saus dasar berbeda dan pinggiran baru yang tidak kalah serunya!


Siapa sih yang selama ini belum pernah menjamah kenikmatan Meat Lovers dari PHD? Sebagai salah satu menu paling legendaris sejak masa Pizza Hut berdiri pertama kali, kehadiran PHD turut mempopulerkan pizza yang menggiurkan ini.

Sulit untuk tidak mengenali satu loyang pizza hangat yang dipenuhi dedagingan ini. Berbagai macam topping seperti sosis sapi, smoked beef, daging cincang, beef burger, dan keju mozzarella mewarnai keseruan Meat Lovers dengan saus pizza klasiknya.

Nah, inovasi terbaru dari PHD yang baru-baru ini diperkenalkan adalah Meat Lovers dengan tiga pilihan saus dasar baru sebagai opsi pengganti saus tomat tradisionalnya.


Sebut saja tiga base sauce menggiurkan seperti HONEY BBQ yang kental dengan rasa smoky sekaligus asam, gurih, dan manis secara bersamaan – nah, ini adalah favorit saya pribadi!

Selain itu ada juga CHEESY MAYO dengan rasa yang begitu kaya dan tebal, serta yang ketiga adalah SPICY TOMATO – sebuah saus yang begitu terinspirasi kesuksesan pizza kesukaan pribadi saya yaitu Hawaiian Chicken. Saus gurih dengan rasa dominan tomat ini disertai tingkat kepedasan yang membuat saya terus menggali satu loyang Meat Lovers tanpa henti!


Kalau kesulitan harus memilih yang mana, kenapa takut untuk memilih semuanya sekaligus seperti yang saya coba waktu itu? Layaknya berbagai panganan seru lainnya untuk mengisi waktu sambil menonton film, berkumpul keluarga atau ketika terjebak di kantor saat menanti macetnya Jakarta, pasti lebih mantap bila Meat Lovers disantap beramai-ramai!

Rupanya selain ketiga saus dasar ini, PHD tidak ketinggalan mengenalkan kreasi terbarunya yaitu SAUSAGE PASTRY CRUST yang tersedia untuk semua jenis pizza dan semua ukuran!


Pinggiran puff pastry yang berisi sosis ini lalu ditaburi dengan tambahan keju parmesan. Ya, keju parmesan yang selalu menjadi idola saya sejak masa-masa saya bersantap di Pizza Hut dulu kini tampil menggoda. Tidak hanya sebagai penambah warna namun juga sebagai penambah kelezatan sang pizza! Tentunya, tambahan keju parmesan juga dapat dipesan terpisah.

Jadi tunggu apa lagi? Bermalam minggu panjang kali ini bakalan tambah seru dengan kehadiran Meat Lovers – tanda cinta sepanjang masa dari PHD. Nantikan pengiriman gesitnya yang 30 menit dan pastikan akhir pekan kalian pasti menjadi lebih berwarna!


*Harga dimulai dari IDR 75,000 untuk Meat Lovers dan tambahan IDR 20,000 untuk Sausage Pastry Crust ukuran reguler

*Saus yang tersaji terpisah seperti yang terlihat di foto hanya bersifat sebagai penggambaran bentuk saus dasar pizza tersebut

*Saus dasar tidak dapat dipesan secara terpisah ataupun sebagai tambahan


Halal certified
Delivery and takeaway only. Dine-in only available on selected outlets.

Phone: +62 21 1500 600


Open: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (FOODIES, Mar 2016)

Finally, it is time to embrace a new guest from New Orleans – a reputable envoy from the steak house business that will show Jakartans the real taste of perfection.

The tongue twisting name of Ruth’s Chris Steak House may sound unique or awkward for some, but back at New Orleans – the city where it was born, this powerhouse name actually bears a fine chemistry between tradition, great reputation, and business experience for more than 50 years.

New Orleans itself is a crossroad of civilizations, between European colonists and Creole – the mixture of many nations for centuries. The coexistence between these civilizations created a culture that influences the rich lineup of menu that Ruth’s Chris Steak House has been introducing to people since its early days.

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In 1965, Ruth Fertel took over Chris’ Steak House – the original steak house since 1927. She then taught herself with the skills needed to run a restaurant business. Thanks to her adept hands, the restaurant gained prominence and she became known as “The Empress of Steak” in United States.

Her steakhouse business has been broadly introduced throughout the world and now with over 80 establishments globally, Ruth’s Chris Steak House further expands deeper to Southeast Asia starting from Singapore and now Jakarta.

To open how pleasing the experience would be, Ruth’s Chris Steak House introduces traditional lineup from the South such as the crab cakes, barbecued shrimp, lobster bisque, shrimp remoulade, the fifteen ingredients used for a beautiful chop salad, and many more.

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Heading for the main course, Ruth’s Chris Steak House uses only the finest – by selecting only the custom-aged US Prime beef grade. Grilled by using a custom designed oven by Ruth Fertel since 50 years ago, the steak came in with perfect temperature. The restaurant also uses a 260C heated plate to ensure that the steak stays sizzling hot.

The accompaniments such as the asparagus, mashed potato, sauteed mushrooms, and onion rings are available at your disposal – including additional steak sauces. However, rather than choosing the latter, it actually takes only a harmony between salt, pepper, and butter sauce to make it work perfectly.


Not halal-certified
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians

Somerset Grand Citra, Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 1, Jakarta – Indonesia

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 11pm (dinner)



Featured in FOODIES Mar 2016 edition


Interior picture by Rian Farisa
Other images are courtesy of Ruth’s Chris Steak House

EAT: Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Jakarta (JAX, Feb 2016)

After many decades of serving steak fanatics in New Orleans, Ruth’s Chris Steak House finally arrives in J-Town.

The city of New Orleans of where Ruth’s Chris Steak House was born possesses a distinctively rich cultural and ethnic heritage that has evolved over centuries between two civilizations – European and Creole. In turn, this relationship creates a magical chemistry that influences over what Ruth’s Chris Steak House has to offer until this very day.

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Petite Fillet Steak

The original Chris’ Steak House actually came to as far as 1927 and retained the status as New Orleans’ only fine-dining restaurant for many years. Until in 1965, a struggling single mother – Ruth Fertel acquired the business despite many who opposed the idea. It was due to many unsuccessful attempts to reignite the old business again to prominence.

Under her care, the steak house became more successful than ever and franchised in many countries, reaching more than 80 restaurants as of today. Despite of her passing in 2002, the legacy is being continued carefully and still in the spirit of what “The Empress of Steak” once taught.

Cheesecake served with fresh Berries
Sizzlin’ Jumbo Scallops

Now, with many years of refined experience as a steak house and to challenge the increasingly diverse culinary scene in Jakarta, the newly introduced branch is now ready to engage in upscale side of steak house competition further more in Southeast Asia after Singapore.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House uses custom-aged US Prime beef, and employs the use of 260C heated plate to ensure the steak stays sizzling hot upon serving.

It’s a no fuss and no frills experience when it comes to enjoying it. Specific sauce will be provided upon request, but if not, it’s just love affair between salt, pepper and the butter sauce. Pure and simple.

Barbecue Prawns with Creole Butter

The steak is also complemented by traditional delicacies of US’ southern hospitality with a solid lineup such as the shrimp remoulade, barbecued shrimp, crab cakes, lobster bisque, the Crabtini, and the classic Ruth’s chop salad that consists of 15 ingredients.


Not halal-certified
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians

Somerset Grand Citra, GF
Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta – Indonesia

RSVP: +62.21.5221.178


Opening hours:
Daily, 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 11pm (dinner)



Original link: http://jax.co.id/ruths-chris-steakhouse/

Photography by Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Menu Highlights: The Sandwich Battle at Caribou Coffee – Jakarta

It is as of this point that Jakarta has done a lot with the growth of third wave shops. Now a handful of these fancy coffee shops are to be found almost everywhere from the far northern part of Jakarta and down to the hipster parts on the south.

In light to this, somehow the view of traditional second wave coffee shops are becoming scarce. Starbucks is still the dominating force in Indonesia, but at times I do miss the Gloria Jean’s which is no longer here or Coffee World and some other notables.

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Caribou Coffee came in as a remedy and my first ever visit there gave me a really good experience with how they are willing to give quality with the lineups they have to offer. While I would usually talk about the coffee, actually what I want to share now is about the food – particularly the sandwiches!

Should you must know what I think about the coffee, well, it is actually quite decent. They sure are really proud of how they can blend it well and up to three or five types of beans and the result was also quite to my liking. As of now, two Indonesian coffee are already in used and the rest are what Caribou has best for the blends from medium to dark roasts.

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Well, I can feel the balanced and standardized taste in a way that the flavors were getting through my mouth like a silk and comforting. Me as an aficionado of distinctive coffee flavors of today was somehow still struggling upon finding these characters. Even so, I completely enjoyed their other beverages such as the tea, the signature mocha drinks, and even the fruit smoothies.

The other pastries and desserts such as the scones, the bagels with four spreads, the crunchy chocolate cake, and also the pistacchio cake were all became my favorite in an instant.

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The scones which were of two versions – plain and with blueberries, each shares a different story but with a fulfilling sweet taste that made me want to add more cream or even ice cream to it.

Meanwhile the bagels were probably one of the champions and on par with the sandwiches. With fine spreads such as the traditional cream cheese, salmon, pepper, and pesto (which is the best among all), the bagels are clearly a force to be reckoned with.

So, here’s a bit about the sandwich then!


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I cannot recall how many times I muttered, “Mmmm… mmmmm…. mmm…” and that is because how I am so in love with the sandwich. I even daresay that I favor this over Quiznos’.

One certainly cannot skip over a chemistry between a good multi grain toast, steak cuts, cheese sauce, and mushrooms with onions.


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With the strong pesto flavor coming in from the spread, the tradition is also continued with this one. The grilled chicken was plenty and it went well with the pesto, but I do still have other favorites aside from this.


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The smoked beef is always a safe choice for sandwich. Not only that it is comforting and familiar but apparently, the use of brie cheese which notably has a strong savory flavor actually elevates the whole experience.


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The lamb kofta is the underdog of all the sandwich selections here. Even so, everything about it is actually satisfying and I know how much I love the juiciness coming from shish kebab and kofta which is often made to meatballs. This one becomes my second best after the steak sandwich


So, which one would you prefer when it comes to the sandwich? And how about the coffee? Do share your experience here!


Halal-certification under process
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians

Jalan Senopati no. 52, Jakarta – Indonesia

RSVP: +62.21.2751.5162

Opening hours:
Daily, 6am – 12am (Mon-Thu), 6am – 2am (Fri-Sun)


Menu Highlights: Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Jakarta

Saw Ruth’s Chris Steak House for the first time when visiting Meritus Mandarin back in Singapore and all I could think of that time was how classic this steak house must be. Well, it can be seen clearly from the formality that you might often observe from fine-dining establishments and that’s the impression I got during my first encounter back then.

More than a year later, Ruth’s Chris arrives in Jakarta and located in one of the busiest spots of the city. Residing in one intimate corner of Somerset Apartment, next to Lotte Shopping Avenue; Ruth’s Chris is ready to take over the “steakdom” of the metropolis.

Clad with the sophistication of speakeasy feel, a blast from the past, but also homey at the same time; Ruth’s Chris introduces the classic southern hospitality of The States in the menu.




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As the proponent of the use of sizzling hot plates, Ruth’s Chris’ signature appetizer is the rich and satisfying blue crab cakes that goes really well with the butter sauce and to be paired with the bread. This is a must try for both classic American and seafood lovers.


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This is probably the best stuff I ever had for a long time and it came from these marvelous juicy shrimps and paired with the New Orleans-style butter sauce – both garlicky and herb-y. I seriously went off for the rampage with this beautiful dish.


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The chop salad boasts over the use of 15 ingredients and finely plated, packed with freshness and flavors. Meanwhile, the lobster bisque emphasizes the use of pumpkin, generous use of lobster, but tastes subtle at the same time – unlike many other versions of seafood bisque which was very sharp and numbing. However, I still personally prefer the chop salad.




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Despite of the name, the premium USDA beef was portioned 230 grams! Went with the medium rare and it was perfectly executed. Let me say this once again, perfectly executed!

Again, the sizzling hot plate sealed the day as the MVP with its ability to further grill the steak a bit until the outer texture reached my liking. It’s no fuss and no frills with Ruth’s Chris’ steaks as they will always serve it only seasoned with basic salt and peppers and butter sauce. They won’t even recommend to combine the steak with black pepper sauce or other kinds for instance. They have it in the menu though if you wish to order.

Of course there were complements such as the mashed potato, asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, and Hollandaise sauce but I like my steak naked and bold!




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Unlike the usual cheese cake that we found in dessert shops, Ruth’s Chris’ version has the outer crust to seal the secret cheese-y and creamy goodness inside. It felt classic, beautiful, delicious, and also friendly for your palate. It’s flavorful but did not feel punishing to your stomach and senses at all. Nothing could go wrong from a good cheese cake as the end of a great adventure in a fine restaurant like this.


Not halal-certified
Some menu are suitable for vegetarians

Somerset Grand Citra, GF
Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta – Indonesia

RSVP: +62.21.5221.178


Opening hours:
Daily, 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 11pm (dinner)